ReMix: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 'Walk on Water'
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- Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Sega, 1994, GEN)
- ReMixer(s): housethegrate
- Composer(s): Bobby Brooks, Brad Buxer, Darryl Ross, Doug Grigsby III, Geoff Grace, Jun Senoue, Michael Jackson, Scirocco, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Tomonori Sawada
- Song(s): 'Hydrocity Zone: Act 1'
- Posted: 2006-11-22, evaluated by djpretzel
- Album: Featured on Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Project Chaos
Yes, Mr. TheGrate just had a mix posted recently, but this is from Project Chaos, which has been out only three days but already had over 1500 torrent downloads (and still going strong), and is thus being posted in close proximity to his previous awesomeness. Many of you have already heard this festive rock/blues/jazz/salsa ReMix that features house channeling Santana, but for those unacquainted, allow me to elucidate. Alexander takes some risks here with sampled brass, which can often sound synthetic, especially when juxtaposed next to drums, guitar, and organ that all drip with authenticity, but the horns were necessary to the vision. The vision, as I'd describe it, is a rock/blues jam that gets progressively jazzier, then segues into a Latin-infused uptempo breakdown. It's quite different, overall, but the transition reminds me of Led Zeppelin's "Fool in the Rain" - and any comparisons to Led Zep, in almost any context, are always a good thing. The ReMixer is definitely branching out from rock, what with his recent foray into electronica, and now this genre-bending jam. Could we one day see a housethegrate ReMix completely devoid of guitar? With the organ, brass, and percussion parts on display here, I think it'd be a safe bet that Mr. Liss could pull it off. Of course, when you CAN play, and play well, why not utilize it? Guitar is one of those rare instruments that's flexible across dozens of genres, so there's really no need to abstain. And, however intent our schools are in praising its virtues, in this case abstinence would definitely be a very bad thing; house rocks it up, down, out, and around, taking the source material out for a spin to the local dive bar for some whiskey and blues and then next door for chaser mojitos and salsa. You'd be a fool (in the rain) not to join 'em for the ride.
- ZegaFregaOmega on November 28, 2010
Very good stuff indeed.
- CJthemusicdude on November 22, 2010
- kabelux on February 13, 2010
My favorite track from Project Chaos, this couldn't have been any better!
- Emunator on December 22, 2009
Brass was well used and supported the track, and the solo was sweet, as per the usual when it comes to House.
This is a super "grate" track, check it out!
- OA on December 7, 2009
Overall, great instrumentation, with the small exception of the brass instruments. But the guitars, drums, and organ obviously overshadow that. :)
With the exception of a few added parts different from the original, the arrangement doesn't differ too much from the source. If it wasn't for the superb sound and guitar playing, it would be a bigger issue.
Overall, excellent job on one of my favorite pieces from Sonic 3! I absolutely love the new sound you've given it, and I'll be sure to check out your other pieces! :D
- Matt E. Waldman on August 10, 2009
It's cool, it's got guitar, and it's got a sweet-ass transition from the first zone to the second: what more could a remix have?
Wait, it's Santana-fied!? 8-O
You sir, have just made me a very happy man. *does happy dance* :nicework:
- Sir_Downunder on April 19, 2009
tipulsar85;491607 wrote: My exact thoughts were "If Sega were to do a graphical & sound upgrade to S3&K, they could use this."
Imo, if Sega wanted to do, say, S3&KHDR, then this track NEEDS to be in there.
This track is that good.
- 42 on January 22, 2009
- tipulsar85 on January 1, 2009
- vader217 on December 31, 2008
Review? I told you, it's too awesome for words.
- Chaotic Damian on December 31, 2008
- Impreza WRX on July 31, 2008
D/L'd the Sonic 3 & Knuckles album. I was a bit disappointed in that I couldn't find a traditional remix of Hydrocity 2 after quickly skimming the beginning of all the tracks, but I just left a few of them playing tonight and after Walk on Water got to the classic parts, it just blew my mind. Incredible! I'm grateful for this awesome piece.
- Reddimus on January 23, 2008
- diamondfalcon on October 14, 2007
- DCT on April 28, 2007